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State’s Chief Justice Fights to Restore Funding for Courts

April 30, 2014 | 7:33 am

State’s Chief Justice Fights to Restore Funding for Courts

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Tani Cantil-Sakauye, leader of state’s judiciary branch, says cuts have degraded quality of justice.

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Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

April 29, 2014 | 10:10 am

Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

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In rare appearance before legislative panel, governor promotes plan for expanded budget reserve fund.

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Open Government Activists Irate Over Proposed Weakening of Public Records Act

June 19, 2013 | 7:07 am

Open Government Activists Irate Over Proposed Weakening of Public Records Act

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By Francesca Segrè and Dan Brekke First Amendment activists and advocates of open government are furious about legislation sent to the governor that could make public records harder for news organizations and the general public to get. Currently, the California Public Records Act requires local government agencies to respond to requests for public records within […]

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San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

June 13, 2013 | 6:56 am

San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

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Two years ago San Jose’s budget looked grim. Mayor Chuck Reed warned the City Council that the city might have to close all its branch libraries, and lay off all its crossing guards and park rangers and some police. On Tuesday night the City Council was looking at a much brighter picture. It passed a $2.6 […]

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California Governor’s Budget $1.3 Billion Less Than Expected

May 14, 2013 | 10:16 am

California Governor’s Budget $1.3 Billion Less Than Expected

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California Gov. Jerry Brown likes to frame himself as the one thing standing in the way of out-of-control spending in Sacramento. “Everybody wants to see more spending. That’s what this place is. It’s a big spending machine,” the Democrat said Tuesday morning, when he unveiled his updated budget plan. “You need something? Come see if […]

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Governor Proposes Charging Californians $10 to Search Court Records

March 21, 2013 | 9:01 am

Governor Proposes Charging Californians $10 to Search Court Records

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By Judy Lin, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—In a move that is raising concern about limiting access to public documents, California courts could charge $10 for each record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget. The governor included the search fee as one of the ways the courts can raise $30 million […]

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Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

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KQED’s Scott Shafer talked with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein this morning about the politics of automatic federal budget cuts taking effect today–”the sequester,” in Beltway speak–and the impact those reductions will have in California. “California, overwhelmingly, is affected the most,” Feinstein said. “We’re almost double anyone else.” She then went through the litany of impacts […]

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Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

February 25, 2013 | 2:20 pm

Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

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California kids will miss their vaccinations. California toddlers will go without Head Start preschool. Workers will go on furlough from California military bases. These are some of the dire consequences that President Barack Obama outlined for the state on Monday if the automatic spending cuts from the sequester bill go into effect. “We cannot simply […]

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Legislative Analyst Likes Governor’s Budget

January 14, 2013 | 1:44 pm

Legislative Analyst Likes Governor’s Budget

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If Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor are Facebook friends, then Taylor has probably just clicked “like” under Brown’s Jan. 10 status update. That’s when Brown proposed a balanced budget. Taylor’s approval matters because the legislative analyst’s mission is to give an independent analysis of fiscal matters facing the state government. The […]

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Jerry Brown Projects Budget Surplus

January 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

Jerry Brown Projects Budget Surplus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by 7 percent, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a $97.6 […]

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